“Construction of the 500 houses in Xavier Ecoville, Barangay Lumbia, as permanent homes for the Sendong victims has began,” City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano announced.
This, after the mayor thanked XU President Fr. Roberto ‘Bobby’ Yap, and XU Board of Trustees Chair Eng’r. Elpie Paras, during the recent signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the above-mentioned objective.
The 5-hectare permanent relocation site, which is owned by the Xavier University, is a joint project of the Xavier University and the local government, in accordance with the efforts of Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano to relocate in the soonest possible time the families who were affected by the typhoon Sendong.